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    Labuan Island (Maida Island) Sabah State | Borneo Malaysia

Location
Lat 5° 16' 36N Long 115° 14' 30E  Labuan Island is located off the northwestern coast of Borneo. To the west is the the China Sea. To the south is the Kuraman Channel and south Brunei Bay. Today, known as the Federal Territory of Labuan.

Wartime History
During December 1941, occupied by the Japanese. Renamed renamed "Maida Island" (Pulau Maida) in honor of the first Japanese commander of northern Borneo, Toshinari Maeda. Developed into a large Japanese base. On July 1, 1945 assaulted by the Australian Army 17 Division.

American mssions against Labuan
December 10, 1944 - June 18, 1945

Victoria (Victoria Town, Labuan)
Located at the southeast corner of the island, bordering Victoria Harbor.

Timbalai Airfield
Located on the western coast of the island

USS Salute (AM-294)
US minesweeper sunk June 1945 during Borneo landings by a mine.

Australian Armed Cargo Ship
Captured by Japanese and used by them lost due to mine

P-40
Force landed or crashed in shallow water

A6M2 Zero
Force landed or crashed in shallow water

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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